Our nurse practitioner can provide both routine and problem focused visits in our Health Services Suite. Be assured that confidentiality is maintained for all visits to Health Services, including those involving sexual health.
Examples of concerns we treat include:
- Menstrual irregularities
- Breast discomfort
- Pelvic pain
- Vaginal infections
- Contraceptive counseling
- Urinary tract infections
- Sexually transmitted infections
- Pregnancy testing
- Birth control
The cost of a routine women's health exam is $20. Students may be referred to an off-campus health provider for some diagnostic procedures such as ultrasound, and charges will be the student's responsibility.
Testing for chlamydia is strongly recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) for all sexually active women age 24 and younger. No exam is needed if the only service requested is chlamydia & gonorrhea screening. There is a lab fee for the test which will be charged to the student.
The USPSTF also strongly recommends HIV screening for adolescents and adults aged 15 to 65, regardless of sexual activity. Health Services offers HIV testing. Charges for HIV testing are billed directly to the patient.
Further testing for sexually transmitted infections is recommended based upon risk factors such as number of sexual partners, recent change in sexual partner and high risk sexual behaviors. The nurse practitioner can make recommendations for further testing based on a confidential interview.
Confidentiality regarding your visit to Health Services is strictly maintained. The Health Services Office cannot release any information without your written consent; this includes parents and other health care providers. If you would like the office to be able to discuss your care with anyone, you must sign a release of information in the Health Services office. Services billed to your student account appear only as a Health Services charge, without a description of the reason for the visit or the detail of the charges.
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